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Lakers fans: Put away panic button

Updated: December 7, 2010, 4:46 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

I've never been critical of the stereotypical Los Angeles fans who arrive at Staples Center toward the end of the first quarter of Lakers games and don't get to their seats until the second quarter.

I always took this as a sign of their basketball knowledge and an understanding that the first quarter of an NBA game is often inconsequential to the outcome.

Arriving to a Lakers game in time for player introductions is like showing up to the movie theater in time for the previews. ...

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